Our Head Coach Kristian Woolf has done his bit for the Tonga project with a large donation of kit and has encouraged more fans to donate their sports clothing at the Shining Lights Centre as we look to fill a container to send to Tonga!
The Saints boss, who is also the Tongan National Head Coach donated a large number of his coaching tops from his time at Saints to the Tonga cause earlier today and he has both thanked fans and encouraged more support. Hear from him below.
Fans can drop off their rugby shirts/equipment at the home of our Saints Community Development Foundation – The Shining Lights Centre, Forrest Road, St Helens, WA9 4AT – between the hours of 9am-8pm.
Those who play for local Community Club’s please drop these off with your St Helens Rugby League Committee Member who will arrange for these to be added to our container for transport. The Club kick started the Tonga initiative by supplying 250 shirts from our existing stock as well as pairs of boots and equipment earlier in the week – watch that by clicking here.
𝗦𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗮 – 𝗢𝗙𝗔 𝗔𝗧𝗨 𝗧𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗔 🇹🇴
Our generous fans have started donating replica shirts and sports clothing at the Shining Lights Centre as we look to fill a container to send to Tonga! 👕
— St.Helens R.F.C. (@Saints1890) March 2, 2022
After launching the Tonga relief project earlier this week, we have seen huge numbers of support and positivity with fans already donating rugby clothing and equipment to the cause.
A number of generous rugby league fans have also donated to the cause by the way of the Just Giving Fundraising page which can be accessed here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SaintsSupportingTonga
For those that missed the big reveal, the Club launched an initiative which will see replica shirts and sports equipment sent to Tonga to help provide children with vital clothing and resources after the island was devastated recently following a Tsunami.
The Club also plans a hive of Tongan themed activity at the Saints vs Warrington clash on Friday 11 March with more details revealed in due course.
St Helens have three Tongan players in our squad – Konrad Hurrell, Will Hopoate and Agnatius Paasi whilst our Head Coach Kristian Woolf is also the Tongan National Coach and St Helens as a town will host Tonga at the Rugby League World Cup in 2022. Club Chaplain, Paul Johnson will also be the Tongan national team’s Chaplain during the RLWC.
Follow the link below for all the details, including how you can get involved!